Roach and Ida decide to rob a newsagent and Nancy's diary makes interesting reading for an officer.

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 04 June 2000 04:40
DVD release: volume 37 disc 6 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:11

Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Nancy ~ Julia Blake
Rita ~ Glenda Linscott
Julie ~ Jackie Woodburne
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Janet ~ Christine Earle
Kath ~ Kate Hood
Mervin ~ Ernie Bourne
Ida Brown ~ Paddy Burnet
Roach Waters ~ Linda Hartley
Andrew Hinton ~ Fredric Abbott
Bongo Connors ~ Shane Connor
Uncle Perc ~ Vic Gordon
Albert Ross ~ Roger Boyce
Mary Harris ~ Marian Sinclair
Tony Browning ~ Bradley Croft
Newsagent Man ~ Rick Burke
Fight Co-Ordinator ~ Glenn Ruehland

  • Written by Alister Webb
  • Directed by Tony Osicka
  • When Joan makes a dash with her golf trolley, the cover falls off one of the clubs. Maggie Kirkpatrick glances down for a second and, (correctly) calculating that a retake would not be asked for, carries on without picking it up.

    Kath says to Nancy and Rita: "There are 25 others in this damn block", which would make 28 in H block altogether. This does sound plausible, but would be well over half the total capacity of Wentworth according to some previous indications...

    Roach mentions Ettie, who still seems to be running her flats for wayward girls.

    The getaway car has the number plate CBA 321 - isn't that Noddy's backwards?

    The women exercise in the gym: Alice is not the only one to take a fancy to the instructor, even though he is frankly not particularly hunky. Janet tells Kath that Alice and Rita are out of solitary and repeats her offer to pass on useful information about what the other women are planning to do against Kath. Kath rebuffs her and Janet offers to support Kath if she wants to challenge Rita for top dog position. Kath looks at her oddly at this suggestion, as well she might. Joan hangs around the golf club, making a pathetic attempt to look casual as she knocks huge divots out of the fairways, to the accompaniment of "comic" bassoon music. Nancy surprises everyone by her prowess in the gym. Janet wrecks Rita's cell. The instructor gives Nancy a poster of a muscle man: when she politely expresses appreciation, Rita nudges her and asks who's coming out of the closet (though the question might be better aimed at the gym instructor, I suspect, for having the poster in the first place). Joan meets Andrew again, or rather almost brains him with an ill-controlled drive. Andrew invites Joan to join him and his friends in a round of golf starting again at the ninth hole. Nancy and Rita go to talk to Kath, but it is Nancy who ends up slapping Kath after Kath accuses her of being a hypocrite for taking a high moral tone. After all, Kath points out, she did kill her husband in cold blood. Janet drops by after Rita and Nancy leave to remind Kath of her offer to support her. Alice bumps into Kath in the dining room to make her drop her dinner plate so she has to clean it up. Kath is provoked to retaliate with the untypically childish gesture of unravelling Mervin and Joyce's wedding video so the women can't watch it (would this really have been such a bad thing?), but she's caught in the act . Joan lets slip that she works at a prison, but Andrew doesn't seem to mind and they make a date for another game. Joyce is upset by the vandalism of the video but agrees to ask Uncle Perc for another copy. Joan is unnaturally sunny at work. A second copy of the video is shown in the rec room: Alice and Rita sneak off, tie Kath to a security gate and hose her down with a fire extinguisher . Lexie asks to borrow the video camera so the women can make their own films as a recreational activity. Janet unties Kath just before Joan passes by on her rounds, so she only finds the pool of foam on the corridor floor. Roach is helping Bongo while he is on the run and visits him in the barn where he's hiding out. Joan gets Rita and Alice to clear up the mess. Roach agrees to Bongo's suggestion to ask Ida for money to help him gate away, but says he hasn't much hope of getting any. Kath agrees to join forces with Janet. Nancy is disappointed to hear that Rita and Alice punished Kath. Janet shows Kath that she has a knife but warns her it won't be enough on its own: Kath needs to come up with some money to buy support. Kath agrees to phone her husband and get him to bring some money in. Joan reads Nancy's diary again to confirm her suspicions about the attack on Kath and goes to Ann with the information. Ann refuses to bow to Joan's demands that Rita and Alice should be transferred to Blackmoor. Roach does a robbery with Ida, with a creaky old Morris Minor as the getaway car. Ann tells Joan she's called in the Minister to discuss her insubordination . Janet gets some weaponry for Kath: Rita is passing while they are deciding where to hide it. She sees the knife and tries to take it from Kath but gets her hand cut. Kath warns her she's facing one murder charge and is quite happy to make it two if she needs to protect herself .


    Story Editor: Bevan Lee
    Script Editor: Quincy McQuade (621); Alister Webb (622); Quincy McQuade (623); Alister Webb (624), (625)
    Storyliners: Bevan Lee, Tony McDonald, John Coulter

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